Franklin Mercantile Deli


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Diner-style cuisine at a family-owned deli with congenial service and a relaxed atmosphere

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Promotional value expires Sep 28, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Valid for dinner only. Must purchase 1 food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for happy hour specials. Not valid on 8/31/13 or 9/20/13. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Making a sandwich requires only two slices of bread, filling, and an expensive machine that holds the slices of bread steady while the filling is shot in between them with some sort of air-powered hose. Go somewhere that has that apparatus with this Groupon.

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  • $25 for $50 worth of casual American food for dinner
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The dinner menu begins with tapas such as shrimp and grits ($8) and pork skewers with a red chili sauce ($8), and salads such as the salad scoop trio, which includes a scoop of tuna salad, chicken salad, and pimento cheese on greens ($4). Entrees include port-glazed salmon with asparagus and sweet-potato pancakes ($15) and a chicken club sandwich with bacon, provolone cheese, Cajun mayonnaise, and creole honey mustard ($9). Finish the night with tiramisu ($16) or Heaven cake with layers of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, and whip cream and chocolate syrup on top ($4).

Franklin Mercantile Deli

Before Franklin Mercantile Deli moved into 100 Fourth Avenue North, an antique store occupied the space. Graeme and Corrie Asch and Annie and Darryl McCreary bought the property in 1999, removing dusty knick-knacks and Lincoln's prenuptial agreement to make way for homey wooden tables and wingback chairs. The opening year, Southern Living magazine profiled the owners and their early successes; it lauded the deli's "comfortable shabby-chic atmosphere" in measure with its "even more appealing" menu, which teeters on the brink of gourmet. Although sandwiches have familiar titles, many have an unexpected twist: the BLT gains an evocative flavor from a slather of sun-dried-tomato cream cheese, and the flank steak balances beefy notes with a bright basil dressing.

The restaurant dabbles in live music and is fully committed to showcasing the works of local artists. Photographs and paintings decorate the dining room, along with a few handicrafts from the founding partners—Annie slipcovered a sofa, and Graeme and Darryl built the counter and shelves.

Customer Reviews

Great food and atmosphere
Tina R. · September 30, 2013
FMD is at the top of our favorite places to dine in Franklin list!!
Julie D. · September 29, 2013
Love this great friendly downtown restaurant-over & over again!!!
Beverly H. · September 23, 2013

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